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Pennsylvania whitewater, Stony Fork Creek

Tioga county, State Forest Picnic Area to Babb Creek section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III     4.2 miles
  The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Lock Haven, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The natural beauty of Pennsylvania and the playfulness of the water have people coming here. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few others too. The State Forest Picnic Area to Babb Creek stretch of Stony Fork Creek is 4.2 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater
    as a class II-III section. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Pennsylvania is often easier than elsewhere, so you'd better keep in mind that quite a few of the sections in this state are pretty easy. Some people prefer whitewater
rafting and some kayaking, either way in this general area you'll find lots of paddling spots. A good workout and just being out on the river for a while will have you coming back for more. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp.

about the general area:
Go for a hike on the Fork Hill Trail; Leonard Harrison State Park is a perfect spot. Here at Stony Fork Creek you'll probably meet some people from Morris, and don't forget to have a look at Brown Point since you're here. This river is so great. A pleasant spot close to Stony Fork Creek is Ayers Hollow, and what would winter be without some skiing at Ski Sawmill. Going for a hike on the Stone Quarry Trail is always a good adventure. Stony Fork Creek is a good place of normal rain. The month with most of the rain is June, and the driest of the months is January.

Stony Fork Creek, State Forest Picnic Area to Babb Creek road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Stony Fork Creek.
 Whitewater Near Stony Fork Creek:
Stony Fork Creek, Tioga County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III - 4.2 miles long (State Forest Picnic Area to Babb Creek)
Pine Creek, Tioga County, 9 miles away
      Class I-II - 6 miles long (Ansonia to Blackwell)
Cedar Run, Tioga/Lycoming County, 10 miles away
      Class III - 6.6 miles long (Leetonia to Pine Creek)
Babb Creek, Tioga County, 11 miles away
      Class I-II - 13.7 miles long (Lick Run to Pine Creek)
Slate Run, Lycoming County, 14 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.3 miles long (Picnic area to Pine Creek)
Larrys Creek, Lycoming County, 18 miles away
      Class I-III - 15.4 miles long (T786 to US Route 220)
Tioga River, Tioga County, 22 miles away
      Class I-III - 23.5 miles long (T431 to Lambs Creek Recreation Area)
Young Womans Creek, Clinton County, 23 miles away
      Class III - 7.4 miles long (LR18020 to Pennsylvania Route 120)
Fishing Creek - Bald Eagle Tributary, Clinton County, 29 miles away
      Class I-III - 31.4 miles long (Loganton to Pennsylvania Route 120)
Cross Fork, Potter County, 30 miles away
      Class III - 8.8 miles long (T418 Short Run to Pennsylvania Route 144)
 Ski Areas Near Stony Fork Creek:
Ski Sawmill, Pennsylvania , 6 miles away, 515 foot drop, 4 lifts, 13 runs
Ski Denton, Pennsylvania , 34 miles away, 650 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Tussey Mountain, Pennsylvania , 51 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Swain, New York , 57 miles away, 650 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
Bristol Mountain, New York , 59 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Ski Roundtop, Pennsylvania , 82 miles away, 600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 15 runs
Ski Liberty, Pennsylvania , 95 miles away, 620 foot drop, 8 lifts, 16 runs
Greek Peak, New York , 96 miles away, 952 foot drop, 9 lifts, 29 runs
Holiday Valley, New York , 97 miles away, 750 foot drop, 12 lifts, 52 runs
Holimont, New York , 99 miles away, 700 foot drop, 8 lifts, 50 runs
 Hotels Near Stony Fork Creek:
Mountain Laurel Bed And Breakfast, Blossburg , 20 miles away
Hampton Inn And Suites Mansfield, Mansfield , 21 miles away
Hampton Inn - Suites Mansfield PA, Mansfield , 21 miles away
Comfort Inn Mansfield, Mansfield , 21 miles away
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Mansfield, Mansfield , 22 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Stony Fork Creek:
Pettecote Junction Campground, Cedar Run, 7 miles away
Stony Fork Creek Campground, Wellsboro, 8 miles away
Leonard Harrison State Park, Gaines, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Stony Fork Creek:
Stone Quarry Trail, Tioga , 1 miles away
Fork Hill Trail, Tioga , 2 miles away
West Branch Trail, Tioga , 2 miles away
Tannery Hill Trail, Tioga , 2 miles away
Ashworth Trail, Lycoming , 3 miles away
 Public Lands Near Stony Fork Creek:
Leonard Harrison State Park, Pennsylvania , 9 miles away
Hills Creek State Park, Pennsylvania , 16 miles away
Ole Bull State Park, Pennsylvania , 25 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Stony Fork Creek:
Pine Marsh Golf Course, Morris , 5 miles away
Tyoga Country Club, Wellsboro , 8 miles away
First Tee Of Tioga County, Wellsboro , 9 miles away

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